Foreign News: Operation in Turkey

For 20 years Turkish Foreign Minister Numan Menemencioglu has intermittently suffered from an abscessed lung. Until last week 18 operations, including the insertion of three platinum ribs, had been performed on him by a brilliant German surgeon, General Professor Doctor Ferdinand Sauerbruch, whose patients once included the late King George V of England.

Fortnight ago, at a party he gave for Wendell Willkie (TIME, Sept. 28), Foreign Minister Menemencioglu's lung began bothering him again. At that time General Professor Doctor Sauerbruch was as busy as a surgeon could be¬ówith the lacerated Nazi armies on the Russian front. But last week he flew...

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